News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, June 2, 1993

Bill Findlay’s letter to the National Geographic was published in the National Geographic’s June issue.

Jason Liston will be making the trip to the WIAA state tournament in LaCrosse this year after finishing first in the triple jump with a mark of 43’ 8 3/4" at sectional competition in New Richmond last Thursday, May 27.

The new summer 4-H Youth Assistant for St. Croix County is Sally Kaehn.

Scott Nelson on behalf of the Baldwin Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Greg and Mary Jacobson, the owners of Jacobson, Inc., Chevy, Geo, Oldsmobile dealership.

Third grade student Katie Heise recently won the primary division of the St. Croix County Land Conservation poster contest.

Mark Veenendall was admitted to Ramsey County Medical Center on Thursday due to a high fever caused by his leukemia. He is currently undergoing another round of chemotherapy.

A total of $29,000 in local scholarships was presented to Baldwin-Woodville graduates in 1993.

Brian Nadeau of Baldwin is one of 38 high school seniors selected to receive a $1,000 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship.

50 Years Ago Thursday, June 4, 1968

Five residents of Baldwin area among the nearly 3,000 students who are candidates for degrees at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Robert O. Berkseth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Berkseth will receive the Doctor of Medicine degree; John E. Gherty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gherty, will receive the Doctor of Law Degree. To receive the Bachelor of Science degree are Cheryl L. Spindler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Spindler, Clinton L. Rudesill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rudesill and Mona J. Doornink, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Doornink.

Steve Wernlund, driving a ’58 Ford owned by Gordy and Chuck Fern and Bob Doornink, captured two firsts and a third place in races Saturday and Sunday at Cedar Lake Speedway.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Schaffner, a daughter, May 30.

Graduates at the Eau Claire Vocational Technical and Adult School were: Joseph Bramucker, William Kimberly, Richard Smith, Emerald, Kent Hurtgen, Spring Valley and Robert Nelson, Woodville.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Spooner invite relatives and friends to attend an open house in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary.

Receiving special recognition at UW-River Falls Honors Day were JohnTorgerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Torgerson, who was awarded the gold “R” and Norma Wubbels, daughter of the W.O. Bowdens of Bethany, OK, who received the American Association of University Woman award.

Willard Kimberly is the manager of the team from Baldwin-Woodville that will compete in the Pierce County American Legion Baseball League.

Pat Wallesverd, who just completed her junior year at Baldwin-Woodville High School has been granted the privilege of attending an art workshop in June at Wausau.

75 Years Ago Friday, June 4, 1943

On Tuesday evening, May 25, at the North Rush River Lutheran Church, Adelyn Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Olson exchanged nuptial vows with William E. Krause of Thorp, recently discharged from the Army Air Corps.

Alvin “Bud” Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.R. Anderson, returned home last week with his gold bar, the rank of 2nd Lt.

Eugene J. Nordby, B.A., student at the U. of W. received the degree of Doctor of Med. at Madison Saturday.

Prin. Woll announced that he has yet to secure teachers for the commercial course and science, all other teaching positions are filled. The following staff has been secured: Prin. Woll; ag., N.S. Niccum; Home Ec., Ann VandeBerg; English, Marian Kirkpatrick and Harriet Christenson; History, Leona Timmerman; Soc. Science, Anna Frost; 7th and 8th, Mrs. Dave Mewaldt; 5th and 6th, Francis Smith; 3rd and 4th, Gudrun Anderson; 1st and 2nd, Margaret Johnson.

Robert Varnum of Hudson was appointed County Judge of St. Croix County by Gov. Goodland.

100 Years Ago May 31, 1918

The Village of Baldwin has gone over the top again by subscribing $537.25 over our Second Red Cross War Fund allotment. Our allotment was $300.00 and the total amount was $837.25.

The Baldwin School closed last week at the commencement program at the Opera House Friday night. A class of fourteen received their diplomas.

The marriage of Miss Dena Stork, daughter of Ben Stork of Emerald and Henry Wessels of the Town of Hammond took place Friday evening, May 24 at the Baptist Church in Minneapolis.

Arnold Willink returned Saturday from Merrill, where he completed a term as teacher of Agriculture.

Joe Achterhof was in St. Paul Saturday where he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He left for Port Royal, So. Carolina, Monday.

The largest trout caught in the Kinnickinnic this season was landed by a River Falls man Thursday. It was a German Brown and weighed 8 ½ lbs. and measured 28 inches.

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